Yambong - Singalila Trek - 17 Days

Yambong - Singalila Trek - 17 Days

From the year 2000, the government of Sikkim has opned up for trekking the restricted areas compromising of the Singalila Ridge along the Sikkim-Nepal border. This has enabled the Singalila Traverse a longer but more intersiting approch to Goechala Pass below Mt. Khangchendzonga base camp. On the traverse the delights of Himalayan upland trekking are there to enjoy, with exciting challenge of 5000 mts highr Goechala at the end. An added advantage is that the altitude gain is more gradual and there is plenty of time to acclumatise. A trek to one of the last remaing pristine Himalayan wilderness. Best Season: April-June and October-November. Treking Grading: Strenuous. Maximum hiking altitude: Goechala Pass. Maximum camp altitude: Samiti Lake. Starting and Ending Point: Bagdogra/Phuentsoling in Bhutan or Bhadrapur airport in Nepal.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Bagdogra Airport. Drive to Gangtok. ( 125 kms/4 hrs). Transfer to your hotel. O/N at hotel.

Day 02: Full days sight seeing which includes the famous Rumtek monastery, Enchey Monastery, Research Institute of Tibetology, Dodrul Chorten, flower Show and the Cottage Industries. Arrangements for the trekking permits etc. O/N at hotel

Day 03: After breakfast drive to Nambu/ Rimbick. (145 kms/6 hrs/ 1600 mts Alt.) Transfer to lodge. Overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek begins. Trek from Nambu to Sang Khola. (7 kms/5 hrs/ 2050 mts. Alt.) Overnight at camp.

Day 05: Trek from Sang Khola to Naya Patel. (6 kms/4 hrs/3000 mts. Alt.). Overnight at camp.

Day 06: Trek from Naya Patel to Lower Yambong. (7 kms/5 hrs/3300 mts. Alt.) Overnight at camp.

Day 07: Trek from Lower Yambong to Upper Yambong. (6 kms./4 hrs./3735 mts. Alt.) Overnight at camp.

Day 08: Trek from Upper Yambong to Gomathang. (5 kms./4 hrs./3735 mts. Alt.). Overnight at camp.

Day 09: Trek from Gomathang to Pangdang. ( 5kms./4 hrs./4210 mts. Alt.) Overnight at camp.

Day 10: Trek from Pangdang to Dzongri. (9 kms./6 hrs./3735 mts. Alt.) Overnight at camp.

Day 11: Trek from Dzongri to Lamune. ( 7 kms./5 hrs./4164 mts. Alt.) Overnight at camp.

Day 12: Trek from Lamune to Teen Kune and to Thangsing. ( 8 kms/7 hrs/3936 mts. Alt.) Overnight at camp.

Day 13: Trek from Thangsing to Tsokha. (10 kms/4 hrs./2048 mts.Alt.)

Day 14: Trek from Tsokha to Yuksum. (12 kms/6 hrs/1560 mts. Alt.) Transfer to your lodge.

Day 15: After breakfast drive to Darjeeling.Transfer to your hotel. Over night at hotel.

Day 16: Early morning drive to Tiger Hill for sunrise. On the way back visit the Yiga Choling (Ghoom) Monastery, War Memorial. After breakfast visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological Park, Tibetan Self Help Centre. Evening free to visit the local market and the "Chowrasta" Mall. Overnight at hotel.

Day 17: After breakfast drive to Bagdogra Airport for onward Journey.

Note: Extention tours for Nepal, Bhutan and other parts of India are available on request.